WeeklyUpdates/2010-08-23

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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

Mary Colvig wrote in, "I wanted to nominate the following people for pitching in on tours last week: Matthew Zeier, Daisuke, Jono, Dave Dash, Bret Reckard, Sara Yu, & Vineel Reddy."

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 23 August

Tuesday, 24 August

Wednesday, 25 August

Thursday, 26 August

Friday, 27 August

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox 4

  • QA working through FF4 beta 4 validation, chasing a couple bugs around RTL support and support for PPC, but might be ready to sign off today
  • Feature freeze targeted for next week, a lot of work needs to stabilize quickly, or miss

Firefox 3.6

Firefox 3.6.9

Mobile Firefox

Thunderbird

  • Advertised major updates from Tb2 and Tb3.0.x are live, and we're ramping up the throttle!
  • 3.1.3 and 3.0.7 are scheduled for simultaneous release with the analogous Firefox updates.

Older Branch Work

Firefox 3.5.12

Drumbeat

Speakers

The limit is 3 minutes per speaker. It's like a lightning talk, but don't feel that you have to have slides in order to make a presentation.

Title Presenter Topic Media More Details
General Browsing, Private Browsing Hamilton Ulmer A handful of insights on how long the browser stays open, as well as how long people stay in private browsing. http://bit.ly/ciKc9J, http://bit.ly/cKNqqU, http://bit.ly/bOd4sP
Mozilla Community Map David Boswell Demo and update on Community Map http://www.mozilla.org/community
Add-ons API Coverage - Where we stand Daniel Buchner Demo the coverage/competitive comparison table http://people.mozilla.com/~dbuchner/pages/apicoverage/index.html

Status Updates By Team

Firefox

Platform

Messaging

  • Ongoing work on various experimental Thunderbird add-ons:
    • QuickLook integration on OS X
    • MuteThread for ignoring threads in email
    • DataMiners offers users interesting handling of detected data in messages (eg slideshow of image attachments)

Mobile

IT

Last Week

  • Half way through the San Jose router upgrades (going so well, no one even knew we started).

This Morning

  • Faulty optic in a San Jose router caused some connectivity issues. Have that interface disabled and are en route to replace optics.

This Week

  • Amsterdam datacenter move: after a number of slips, it's actually moving this week.
    • site will go offline during Tuesday local time while hardware is moved
    • users will be directed to US-based sites instead

Release Engineering

QA

QA Org Highlights
  • Hiring
    • Cameron Dawson, offer accepted. Start date 08/30
    • Naoki Hirata, offer accepted. Start date 08/30
  • Browser Technologies
    • still testing pre-alpha releases for Fennec
    • Signed off changes for production Sync services
    • Signed off on Firefox Home Beta3, still are looking at some testing logistics for L10N testing.
  • Desktop Firefox
    • begin release testing for 1.9.2.9 and 1.9.1.12
    • finishing up FF 4 Beta4 testing, should be signed off Monday assuming issues with the PPC builds are resolved.
  • QA Services

Automation & Tools

  • Grafx bot UI updates are done, working on a small feature needed to restart the browser to switch between hardware & software rendering mode on Linux and Mac. Should be ready for Beta 5
  • Bug Hunter VM rollout begins this week in Phoenix colo.
  • Firebug test harness is now packaged python module - runFBTests
  • The Automation & Tools staging buildbot staging environment should be online this week
  • We're getting folks ready to help out with removing universal xp connect from mochitest a la bug 582472
  • We also want to ensure that Debug CRT exceptions do not throw up modal dialogs on windows, so we are going to land a patch for bug 587982
  • More information on our team page.

Security

Engagement

PR

Community

  • Community Marketing Call: Next call is Wednesday, August 25th at 10 a.m. PST/17:00 UTC. Please send agenda items to mary at mozilla dot com.
    • You can watch the call live on Air Mozilla or dial in:
      • +1.650.903.0800, followed by 92# and then 7391#
      • Or you can use our toll-free number: +1.800.707.2533, followed by 369# and then 7391#. If you're outside the US, use Skype to call in with our toll-free number.
    • For those that can't make the call or want to participate online, join us in #marketing on IRC (irc.mozilla.org).


Events

  • Maker Faire Africa - August 27-28, 2010; Nairobi, Kenya - William Quiviger, Raymond Etornam, Kwamena Apphia and Alex Wafula representing Mozilla / Mozilla is main sponsor this year
  • DjangoCon.us 2010 - September 7 - 9th; Portland Oregon - Sponsoring and a few Mozilla web devs will be in attendance
  • OWASP AppSec USA 2010 - September 7-10th; Southern California - This year we will have a booth, we are an organizational supporter and we have a speaking slot.  Follow the wiki for more updates on our presence.
  • Renegade Craft Fair Chicago 2010 - September 11-12, 2010 - We will have a booth and be doing some innovative activities.  Check out the wiki for more details Looking into sponsorship opportunities.
  • Y4IT 2010 - September 14-17, 2010; University of the Philippines Dilman, Quezon City Philippines - We are sponsoring and will have a table - the Philippines community will be representing Mozilla.
  • Open Video Conference 2010 - October 1-2, 2010; New York, NY  - Looking over sponsorship opportunities.
  • German Community Meetup 2010 - September 18-19 (Cologne, Germany) - 25 active German/Swiss/Austrian contributors gathering for 2-day workshop to discuss goals for next 2 quarters
  • Bi-annual Aviary.Pl meeting - October 2-4 (Poznan, Poland) - 3-day workshop of active Polish contributors to review past 6 months and plan 6 months ahead


Creative Team

Community Marketing

  • Community Marketing Call: Next call is Wednesday August 25th at 10 a.m. PST/17:00 UTC. Please send agenda items to mary at mozilla dot com.

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

Introducing New Hires

Foundation Updates

  • Mozilla 2010 T-shirts. They're awesome, they're fancy, they're all the rage. Tell your friends! http://mzl.la/bBM5YP
  • Community map is live. See David Boswell's lightning talk above

Roundtable